59. Balade: «Qui fondre peust et lui renouveller»
GRANSON, 58. BALADE:(«FORS QUE LA MORT PROUCHAINEMENT»): EXPLANATORY NOTES
This is one of five ballades (along with 23, 33, 44, and 56) in which the poet offers his advice on the nature or conduct of love. Here he offers a defense both of a young woman’s right to fall in love and of the virtuous nature of bonne amour (line 13).
GRANSON, 58. BALADE:(«FORS QUE LA MORT PROUCHAINEMENT»): TEXTUAL NOTES
For each poem, we provide the following:
Other editions: The location of the poem in the editions of Grenier-Winther (GW) and Piaget.
Base MS: The manuscript from which our text is taken, using the sigla listed on this page.
Other copies: The other manuscripts in which the poem appears, with the line numbers for excerpts.
Selected variants: Most of the notes record the editors’ emendations. A small number (for instance, regarding the titles) record alternative readings when we did not emend the base text. We do not, however, provide a complete list of variants, for which one may consult Grenier-Winther’s edition. Each note consists of a line number, a lemma (the reading from our text), the manuscript source for the reading that we have chosen, selected readings from other manuscripts; and the reading from the base manuscript when it was rejected. If no manuscript source is listed following the lemma, the adopted reading is the editors’ conjecture.
Other comments on the text, as required.
GW70, Piaget p. 366.
Base MS A. Other copies: R.
8 estre. So R. A: est.
27 D’amourettes et la doulce savour. So R. A: lacks.